Important Handling Information
Failure to follow these handling instructions could result in damage to your
MacBook Pro or other property.
Operating environment Operating your MacBook Pro outside these ranges may
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 90% (noncondensing)
Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 feet (0 to 3048 meters)
Turning on your MacBook Pro Never turn on your MacBook Pro unless all of its
internal and external parts are in place. Operating the computer when parts are
missing may be dangerous and may damage your computer.
Carrying your MacBook Pro If you carry your MacBook Pro in a bag or briefcase,
make sure that there are no loose items (such as paper clips or coins) that could
accidentally get inside the computer through vent openings or the optical drive slot
or get stuck inside a port. Also, keep magnetically sensitive items away from the
MagSafe power port.
Using connectors and ports Never force a connector into a port. When connecting
a device, make sure the port is free of debris, that the connector matches the port,
and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
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Using the optical drive The SuperDrive in your MacBook Pro supports standard 12 cm
(4.7 inch) discs. Irregularly shaped discs or discs smaller than 12 cm (4.7 inches) are not
supported and can become lodged in the drive.
Handling glass parts Your MacBook Pro contains glass components, including the
display and trackpad. If they are damaged, don’t use your MacBook Pro until it has been
repaired by an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
Storing your MacBook Pro If you are going to store your MacBook Pro for an extended
period of time, keep it in a cool location (ideally, 71° F or 22° C) and discharge the
battery to 50 percent or less. When storing your MacBook Pro for longer than five
months, discharge the battery to approximately 50 percent. To maintain the capacity of
the battery, recharge the battery to 50 percent every six months or so.
Cleaning your MacBook Pro When cleaning the outside of your MacBook Pro and its
components, first shut down your MacBook Pro and unplug the power adapter. Then
use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting moisture
in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer. Do not use aerosol
sprays, solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.
Cleaning the MacBook Pro screen To clean the MacBook Pro screen, first shut down
your MacBook Pro and unplug the power adapter. Then dampen the included cleaning
cloth with just water and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
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